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City declares May 11-16 Science Week in Fredericton

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Posted: February 27, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage, UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


The City of Fredericton will be celebrating all things scientific this May in honour of the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF)! The national science fair competition is being held in New Brunswick’s capital this spring, marking the first time this event has ever been held in New Brunswick. The hosts of the CWSF are Youth Science Canada, the University of New Brunswick, and Science East.  As the...

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Canadian Poet John Terpstra to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Communications

Posted: February 26, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media


Canadian poet John Terpstra will read from Brilliant Falls and The House with the Parapet Wall on Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. John Terpstra is a poet and carpenter whose fine craftsmanship marks both his trades. He has published more than 10 books of poetry and his work is in major anthologies, including New Canadian Poetry (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2000). His...

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UNBers dominate this year s Breakthru competition

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Posted: February 25, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Homepage, UNB Fredericton, UNB Saint John, In the Media


The New Brunswick Innovation Foundation (NBIF) has announced the finalists for its 2015 Breakthru competition and all five people are affiliated with the University of New Brunswick as students, alumni or adjunct faculty. In one of the most anticipated events of the season, Samuel Jesso, Keith Brunt, Josh Ogden, Keelen Gagnon and Elaheh Biglar will compete for $750,000 in investments and...

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David Creelman wins 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award

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Posted: February 24, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Homepage, In the Media, UNB Saint John


Our very own David Creelman has been recognized for his many efforts at UNB Saint John with a 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award. As a chair, and professor, of the department of humanities and languages Creelman joins a prestigious list of past recipients recognized both for their excellence in the classroom and for their educational leadership.  Over the course of his 24 years at UNB Saint...

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Dr Thierry Chopin inducted Chevalier in the Ordre National du Mérite of France

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Posted: February 23, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media, Events, UNB Saint John, UNB Homepage, myUNB


Dr. Thierry Chopin will receive the Medal of the Order from Mr. Vincent Hommeril, Consul Général of France in the Atlantic Provinces, at a ceremony at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, on February 27, 2015. Dr. Chopin was Honorary Vice-Consul of France from 2001 to 2010, and has been Honorary Consul since 2011. He has also been a professor of marine biology at UNB Saint John since...

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UNB instructor recognized internationally for his commitment to students

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Posted: February 23, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, UNB Homepage, In the Media, myUNB, UNB Saint John


Frank Collins, a senior instructor in chemical engineering at the University of New Brunswick, was recently given an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award by the National Resource Centre for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition; making him the first Canadian to ever receive the award in its 26-year-history. Collins, who is also the assistant dean for first year students...

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UNB students get a unique peek inside the world of venture capital

Communications

Posted: February 19, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Homepage


Most startups are inherently risky, which is why ventures have such a hard time taking off. But what if you could look at them through the eyes of an investor, see beyond their risk and identify the real opportunities?  UNB Fredericton's faculty of business administration students are learning to do just that with a new course, offered this winter, called Venture Assessment. The course is being...

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Atlantic Canada s top basketball teams will meet at UNB Saint John

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Posted: February 18, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events, UNB Homepage, UNB Saint John, myUNB


Some of the best university and college basketball teams in Atlantic Canada will be coming to UNB Saint John to compete for the ACAA championships March 6-8, 2015. The Holland College Hurricanes men’s team is ranked first in Canada and the Holland College women are ranked fifth, so local youth, parents and community basketball enthusiasts will see top-quality teams throughout the weekend. For...

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UNB s chancellor invested into the Order of Canada

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Posted: February 17, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media, myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Homepage


The University of New Brunswick’s chancellor, Allison McCain, was formally invested into the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston at a ceremony in Ottawa on Feb. 11. Dr. McCain has served as UNB’s chancellor since 2013. Born and raised in Florenceville, N.B., he earned a degree in electrical engineering from UNB in 1972 and went on to work for the New Brunswick Telephone Company...

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PotashCorp provides 50 000 in support of UNB Promise Partnership youth program

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Posted: February 13, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Homepage, In the Media, UNB Saint John


Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) recently announced a donation to the University of New Brunswick (UNB) to support initiatives for youth residing in the two priority neighbourhoods of Crescent Valley and the Old North End in Saint John. PotashCorp is investing $50,000 in UNB Saint John’s Promise Partnership, which is a community-based and university-run program focused on...

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Dr Jane Hewes presents The importance of a child s learning through play

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Posted: February 10, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, Events, UNB Homepage


On Wednesday, Feb. 18, the UNB faculty of education, the UNB Early Childhood Centre and the Margaret & Wallace McCain Family Foundation is proud to present the second public presentation as part of the Early Childhood Speaker Series.   Dr. Jane Hewes presents “Thinking Differently about play…… and Pedagogy.” The public is invited to UNB Fredericton on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. for this free...

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The Fiddlehead editors give poetry reading at UNB

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Posted: February 10, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Homepage, Events


The University of New Brunswick (UNB) will host a poetry reading by The Fiddlehead editors: Phillip Crymble, Claire Kelly, and Ian LeTourneau.   Their poetry readings will be held Thursday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. in the East Gallery of Memorial Hall at UNB in Fredericton. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Phillip Crymble’s poems have appeared in Oxford Poetry, The Malahat Review,...

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UNB research team receives federal funding for biofuel research

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Posted: February 10, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: In the Media, UNB Homepage, myUNB, Events, UNB Fredericton


Scientists, engineers and students at universities across Canada will receive significant support from the Government of Canada to find solutions to key industry challenges over the next decade. By addressing these challenges, these projects will create new jobs, opportunities and improve the quality of life of Canadians. The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology),...

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Generous donation from Canaport LNG to assist students at UNB Saint John

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Posted: February 9, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage, UNB Saint John, myUNB


A gift of $105,000 will establish five annual scholarships of $5,000 Building on its community commitment, Canaport LNG has established a new scholarship program for students attending the University of New Brunswick in Saint John. Thanks to a generous donation of $105,000 from Canaport LNG, five UNB Saint John students will receive $5,000 annually, officials announced today. The scholarships...

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Research team receives up to 2 5 million from DARPA to evaluate prosthetic limb technology

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Posted: February 9, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Homepage, In the Media


University of New Brunswick researcher, Jon Sensinger, is part of research team that has won a $2.5 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The contract was awarded through DARPA’s new Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces (HAPTIX) program, which aims to deliver naturalistic sensations to amputees and enable better control over their prosthetic limbs...

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TME hosts UNB s first online pitch contest

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Posted: February 6, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage, Events, UNB Fredericton, myUNB, UNB Saint John


The University of New Brunswick's Dr. J. Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) held its inaugural “UNBeatable Ideas Contest” in December, 2014. Open to UNB students on the Fredericton and Saint John campuses, students were encouraged to upload a one-minute video pitching their business idea. A total of 12 entries were received from faculties ranging from...

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Tohoku University students arrive at UNB Saint John

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Posted: February 6, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: myUNB, UNB Saint John, UNB Homepage, In the Media


Twelve students from Tohoku University will be arriving in Saint John on Feb. 9 for a three-week Canadian culture and English study program.  The students will be accompanied by their professor, Dr. Yuko Murakami for the first week. Dr. Murakami visited UNB Saint John last February and this is when the concept for the partnership between UNB Saint John, Saint John College and Tohoku University...

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UNB welcomes Craig Kielburger for International Development Week

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Posted: February 4, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Events, In the Media, myUNB, UNB Fredericton, UNB Homepage


Social entrepreneur, author and change-maker Craig Kielburger will speak at UNB’s Fredericton campus on Thursday, Feb. 5 as part of International Development Week at UNB. The university will welcome over a thousand school-aged and university students from from across the region. The event, hosted by UNB’s Global Learning and Engagement office, is also an opportunity for the university to...

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UNB to host Canada Wide Science Fair in May

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Posted: February 3, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Fredericton, myUNB, Events, UNB Homepage, UNB Saint John


UNB hosts Canada Wide Science Fair, May 11-16 in Fredericton The countdown is on for Canada’s premier youth science event! The University of New Brunswick and Science East have partnered with Youth Science Canada to bring the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) to New Brunswick for the first time ever.  As the national championship round for the national science fair program, CWSF brings...

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Author Craig Davidson reads at UNB Feb 9 10

Communications

Posted: February 2, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Saint John, In the Media


Canadian author and UNB alumnus Craig Davidson will read from Giller-Prize short-listed novel Cataract City on Monday, Feb. 9 in Fredericton and Tuesday, Feb. 10 in Saint John. UNB Fredericton: Monday, Feb. 9 | 8 p.m. | Memorial Hall UNB Saint John: Tuesday, Feb. 10 | 7 p.m. | Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre Craig Davidson is an author of short stories and novels who has published under his own...

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UNB Art Centre celebrates Black History Month

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Posted: February 2, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: UNB Homepage, Events, UNB Fredericton, myUNB


In celebration of Black History Month, the UNB Art Centre is pleased to welcome Sylvia D. Hamilton to Memorial Hall for a poetry reading on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. She is an award-winning filmmaker and acclaimed poet. Dr. Hamilton’s films have been screened on CBC, TVO, the Knowledge Channel, and on university campuses across the country. She has been honoured with many awards for her...

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